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MEET MAN'S OTHER BEST FRIEND: B08 OR BOB THE ROBOT

Jun 15, 2016 8:10 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Meet b08, or Bob the Robot. b08 stands 4'2" tall, is colored in red, white and blue. He has two voices, or personalities. Both of the personalities are designed to take part simultaneously during a same continuing interaction with a user. The talking head is the humorous and comic part of b08's personality that uses human voice actors. The computer display on his chest, shows the voice of another the personality.

"The '8' means 'B' in leet speak or hacker slang." said Steve Favis CTO of Taechyon Robotics Corporation.

"But you can call him Bob the robot".

Taechyon Robotics Corporation's filed patent and product revolves around human robot interaction.

"Robots will be the next generation of ...

THE 'UNCROSSABLE' ROBOT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LINE

April 15, 2015 9:38 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The robot revolution has already started according to Steve Favis owner of Favis, INC, a Sacramento area software developer.

Steve Favis and his team just finished the NASA Sponsored Space Apps Challenge which is a 48 hour hack-a-thon. Hack-a-thons are competitions to create something that solves a problem within a 48 hour time period.

"There were almost 13,000 people around the world that competed in this hack-a-thon. The category we competed in was related to robotics. We are Game Developers. That gives us the ability to simulate nearly all conditions in a crude but rapid fashion. We can prototype robotics logic very quickly and test it out in a virtual world without even building anything in the real world."

Steve and his team created a project called ...

PIONEERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROBOTICS WITH THE BIOMIMETIC 'MELISSA ROBOT'

June 24, 2015 3:11 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 24, 2015 -- The robots are coming. The "Melissa Robot" designed by Favis, INC is the first biomimetic, or biologically inspired robot to be released on the commercial market. Standing at 5'6" tall this anatomically accurate robot is designed to be programmed in a virtual environment using physics simulations and machine learning. The learned machine logic is then exported to the actual real world robot to be tested. The challenge for controlling a robot with this many muscle groups is the complexity of the programming. Using modern scalable computing clusters Melissa will be virtually trained to learn specific tasks such as walking, getting off of the ground, or sitting down and more. Once these tasks are perfected, more tasks or behaviors can be programmed. The virtual training expedites the learned behaviors so that they take less time than they would if the machine was learning in 'real time'. With enough processing power, minutes of machine training can be equivalent to hours or days in the real world. The learned tasks can be increased in difficulty...

VOICE-RECOGNITION SHOOTER GAME HITS BULLSEYE AT HACKATHON

January 1, 2023

Hackers produce 14 apps in 26-hour frenzy at perceptual computing event.

A voice-activated skeet shooting app won top honors at a marathon 26-hour computing hackathon in Sacramento, Calif. The event hosted by Hacker Lab drew 52 participants and spawned 14 apps that use so-called perceptual computing, including a head-tracking robot, a sign-language teaching game and the age-old hand game of roshambo, or rock-paper-scissors.

The participating hackers comprised 15 teams and four of the apps they produced captured titles and a share of $7,000 in cash prizes awarded by Intel. A sign language teaching game by Team BOGWack won for Best Education App and a robot with a custom head-tracking feature took Most Innovative honors for Team Code Monkeys. The Best Game winner ...